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Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas, 101, Gets a Standing Ovation at Golden Globes

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Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas, 101, Gets a Standing Ovation at Golden Globes

Veteran filmmaker Kirk Douglas was honored for his long career at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.

The 101-year-old took to the stage with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones, to present an award.

Catherine, the wife of Kirk’s actor son Michael, paid tribute to her father-in-law’s career. 

Veteran star: Kirk Douglas, 101, gets a standing ovation as he steals the show at Sunday's Golden Globes in Los Angeles
Family: Catherine, the wife of Kirk's son Michael, paid tribute to her father-in-law's career
'Living legend': The close bond between Catherine and her father-in-law of 17 years

‘In 1991 my father in law, this living Hollywood legend Kirk, was recognised by the Writer’s Guild Of America for his role in ending the Hollywood Blacklist,’ she said.

The blacklist saw entertainment professionals denied work because they were accused of having Communist ties.

She reminded the audience how Kirk hired the screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to write the Hollywood epic Spartacus, and insisted his name appear as writer.

Standing ovation: The audience, dressed in black in support of the Time's Up movement, stood to honor Kirk
Close: 'Catherine,' Kirk said, 'You said it all'

Kirk responded to Catherine’s words, although in parts his speech was inaudible.

‘Catherine,’ he said. ‘You said it all. I would have made a speech but I don’t want to say it.’ He paused, and told Catherine with a smile: ‘I could never follow you.’

Replied the actress, holding his hand: ‘Why don’t we say that here are the nominations?’

Born Issur Danielovitch, Kirk grew up in Amsterdam, New York the son of impoverished Yiddish-speaking Russian immigrants.

After developing an interest in acting in high school he won a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Bond: The veteran actor responded with warmth to Welsh actress Catherine
Speech: Kirk responded to Catherine's words, although in parts his speech was inaudible
Spotlight: The actor made his first film, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, aged 30 in 1946
Look of devotion: The pair showed their incredibly close relationship when Catherine held the 101-year-old's hand on stage and fixed her beautiful eyes on him
Closer than ever: Kirk and Catherine held hands united on stage as they showed they have developed a very close bond with one another
Beaming beauty: The Mask of Zorro star wowed in a semi-sheer gown which featured intricate lace embroidery and a plunging neckline
Together: Catherine looked delighted to join her father-in-law Kirk on stage to present an award at the envy-inducing Golden Globes evening

A fellow classmate was Lauren Bacall, who Douglas briefly dated, before marrying a third classmate – Diana Dill, the mother of actor Michael and his brother Joel.

Kirk served in the U.S. Navy throughout WWII. After being discharged for war injuries he found work as a stage actor, before his friend Bacall recommended him to director Hal Wallis, who cast Kirk in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, aged 30 in 1946.

Kirk went on to star in more than 90 movies and was a major box office star of the ’50s and ’60s.

His most popular films include Champion (1949), which established his tough guy image, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957),Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), and Tough Guys (1986).

As he was: Kirk in the 1940s
Kirk went on to star in more than 90 movies and was a major box office star of the '50s and '60s

75TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS – FILM

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Call Me by Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – WINNER

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist – WINNER

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

 Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – WINNER

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape of Water – WINNER

Phantom Thread

The Post

Dunkirk

Best Original Song

Home from Ferdinand

Mighty River from Mudbound

Remember Me from Coco

The Star from The Star

“This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman – WINNER

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Molly’s Game

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade – WINNER

Loveless

The Square

Best Animated Feature Film

 The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Ferdinand

Coco – WINNER

Loving Vincent

75TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS – TELEVISION

Best TV series – Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale – WINNER

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Best performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – WINNER

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us – WINNER

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Best TV series – Musical or Comedy

Black-ish

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – WINNER

Master of None

SMILF

Will & Grace

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None – WINNER

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will and Grace

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, Glow

Issa Rae, Insecure

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – WINNER

Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies – WINNER

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Ewan McGregor, Fargo – WINNER

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – WINNER

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alfred Molina, Feud

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies – WINNER

David Thewlis, Fargo

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies – WINNER

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

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